You can install two gaskets per side i recall but it would be a squeeze.
But the seal is never 100% due to the belt cover and the rear one where the cables come out (tranny side)
You do not need two gaskets. Only one for the part of the plate that is closest to the top of the engine.
I just replaced all of my plugs and coilpacks this weekend all of the RR one's had water in them. It is obviously due to washing the car/engine over the past few years. I'm going to put a bead of clear silicone between the valve cover and plate this week to avoid water leakage.
Two key items:
1. Make sure the cover is installed with the gasket at the top (intake side), otherwise the cover acts as a scoop instead of a cover.
2. Use some silicone grease on the seal of the base of the coil packs. That's key to keeping water from leaking down into the spark plug wells.
Some people have added gaskets on the side. That can't hurt. But, don't add one to the bottom edge. That will trap moisture instead of allowing it to drain or evaporate out.
I drive my NSX in all kinds of weather, and occasionally even pour soapy water over the engine (covering the electronics with plastic bags) to clean it. I've not had a water problem with the plugs & coil packs in 12 years, 67kmi.
Many thks but will the silicone grease melted because the temperature is quite high being generated from the engine?
What if the silicon fell into the spark plug wells via the narrow tube? That will be quite difficult to clean up?